Watson as Ryder Cup Captain in ’14?
Recent news from the Australian Open this past weekend was discussion about Tom Watson being the potential Ryder Cup Captain in 2014.
Watson has not been asked about being the Captain officially, but if asked Watson said it would be a privilege to take over after Davis Love III. The PGA of America has said that it wants to win and that it might be time to think out of the box. Thinking out of the box for them is to potentially choose someone that has not won the PGA. Typically to be a captain of the Ryder Cup you would need a PGA win, although that is not an official requirement.
The Ryder Cup will be played in Scotland in 2014, where Tom Watson has had tremendous success in winning his British Opens. Tom may be respected in that country, but I am not sure if that would make any difference in the reception of the U.S. Team during the Ryder Cup. The Ryder Cup is a different animal and it is golf’s only version of the Super Bowl or the World Cup.
Would Tom Watson make a good Captain in the Ryder Cup?
Other talks have been about Fred Couples captaining the Ryder Cup, which in my opinion would be a logical step since he was an assistant captain in 2012.
Would Freddy be willing to put two years into this Ryder Cup?
Would Davis Love III repay Freddy by being an assistant captain for him?
What about Jim Furyk or potentially Phil Mickelson as a playing captain?
These are great questions and I am interested in hearing your opinion on who would make a great captain in 2014.
Keep em Long and Straight,
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